TULIP

The following excerpt, which serves as a summary of the five points of Calvinism, is taken from The Doctrines of Grace by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken.1 The doctrines of grace—these words are shorthand for five distinct Bible teachings that were linked…

The doctrines of grace: Perseverance of the saints

The fifth of the five points of Calvinism speaks of the perseverance of the saints. Sometimes known as “eternal security,” this doctrine teaches that those who are truly converted will not—cannot—lose the salvation that God has given to them by his irresistible grace. The…

The doctrines of grace: An introduction

W. J. Seaton has written, “There is scarcely another word that arouses such suspicion, mistrust, and even animosity among professing Christians as the word Calvinism. And yet much of the zeal that is levelled against this system and those who hold and preach it…